Bilateral tibial hemimelia type 1b

Case contributed by Dr Salman S. Albakheet


Bilateral lower limb shortening and deformity.

Patient Data

Age: 13 months
Gender: Male

Bilateral absent tibia.  The lower femoral epiphysis appears normal bilaterally. Bilateral lateral dislocation of fibula with bowing deformity.

Case Discussion

Tibial hemimelia (also known as tibial deficiency) is a congenital condition.

It is a spectrum of deformity characterized by a shortened or absent tibia and relatively unaffected fibula.

Tibial hemimelia is usually associated with lower extremity deformities , most commonly of the foot (ectrodactyly, preaxial polydactyly, ulnar aplasia).

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Case information

rID: 80391
Published: 22nd Jul 2020
Last edited: 22nd Jul 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: King Faisal General Hospital

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